St. John is perhaps the most visited island in the US Virgin Islands, and with good reason. As an unincorporated American territory, your dollar goes far in St. Thomas, you don’t need a passport to enter, and there’s plenty Caribbean fun to be had. Over 60% of the island is covered in national park, which means that most people either hike to the top or jump into the sea for fun. When over 6 million tourists a year visiting the island chain – there’s got to be something that draws them. And in the case of the Virgin Islands, what draws them is sun, sand, and that beautiful blue water.
Trinidad and Tobago are two Caribbean islands that are connected by the same government and which are home to vibrant, bustling cities as well as small fishing villages and historic plantations. While visiting Trinidad and Tobago, there are a couple cultural excursions that will help you better understand the lifestyle and environment of the islands.
St Kitts and Nevis has some of the most gorgeous water in the Caribbean surrounding its blissful islands. Spending time on and in that water while visiting St Kitts and Nevis is a must-do. Here are some top water activities to do while in St Kitts and Nevis.
When I think of Grand Turk, I think of blue. Many shades of beautiful blue. But Grand Turk is really more of a rainbow, you just have to get wet to see all of the colors. But unlike other places in the world, you don’t have to be a scuba diver. Snorkeling delivers a picture perfect view of life below the surface.
During my week in Martinique–from beaches to offshore islands and from parks to peaks–I expected spectacular blooms to overwhelm my senses. After all, this was Madinina or the “flower isle” as the Arawaks first baptized it and as Martinicans still call their home. But it wasn’t until the end of my journey, after frequent gasps at the island’s picturesque scenery–one that inspired famous poets and painters, including Aimé Césaire and Paul Gauguin–that I realized Madinina was also the perfect metaphor.
Known far and wide for its idyllic Caribbean beauty, St. Lucia is a nature lover’s dream escape. With white sand beaches, a balmy Caribbean atmosphere, and two volcanic mountains that rise like green covered cones mark this dreamy landscape. And while these lush tropical volcanic mountains are the postcard signature of St. Lucia, they’re not just there for beauty. The Pitons of St. Lucia make for incredible hiking, and if you’re here and looking for some fun things to do in St. Lucia, I recommend hiking these hills.
Dominica bills itself as the “Nature Lover’s Island,” and it’s easy to see why. This green-filled tropical paradise has some of the most interesting landscape anywhere in the world, Caribbean included. While you’re here, you’ll discover grand mountain views, Caribbean vistas, beautiful waterfalls, and stunning sunsets that will make you gasp, cry out, and snap some Instagram-worthy pics. So if you find yourself longing for some great outdoor activities in Dominica you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all of Dominica’s offering.
Sure you have access to numerous white sand beaches in Curacao, but how many times on your trip to this amazing island will you get to see all that the underwater world has to offer without getting completely wet? Well, precisely once – once if you visit the Seaquarium Beach, that is.
Tucked away in the eastern end of Bermuda lies the small town of St. George’s. A small, charming coastal town with a long history, St. George’s is a perfect stop for those looking to do a little exploring while visiting Bermuda; enticing ruins, lush greenery, and beautiful panoramic vistas like those found at St. George’s Unfinished Church reward you for your curiosity.
Though a trip to Barbados might conjure up images of white sand beaches and drinks with little umbrellas in them, there’s actually a lot to see on this rugged 21 x 14 mile wide island. Predominately flat, what Barbados lacks in peaks and valleys, it more than makes up for in its own distinct and interesting geologic way: Barbados is home to amazing underground cave structures (more than 85 individual caves, as assessed by recent survey). And though visitors might know this small Caribbean island more for its “Platinum Coast” filled with high-end resorts and luxury hotels, there’s quite a lot of outdoor activities on Barbados to entice you outside of “hotel zone” – like maybe going cave exploring?